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Video Playlist: English Language Learners

Video Playlist: English Language Learners

We're excited to present a six-part video series showcasing an exemplar unit focused on ELA ins... read more

Teacher Toolkit: English Language Learners

Teacher Toolkit: English Language Learners

Best Practices 5 Key Strategies for Instruction Deeper Learning for English Language Learners ... read more

Top Five Vocabulary Strategies for English Language Learners

Top Five Vocabulary Strategies for English Language Learners

50,000 words by high school graduation. That’s the challenge English Language Learners (ELLs) ... read more

Words Matter: Quality Instruction for English Language Learners

Words Matter: Quality Instruction for English Language Learners

Last spring, as I renewed my National Board Certification, I was struck by how much has changed... read more

Supporting English Learners in the Primary Classroom

Supporting English Learners in the Primary Classroom

Common Core Standards ask students to construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of ... read more

Finding the Voice of English Learners

Finding the Voice of English Learners

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, the famous American poet, once said, “The human voice is the organ ... read more

New Course on Academic Language for ELLs

New Course on Academic Language for ELLs

Do you have English language learners (ELLs) who need to develop and accelerate academic language... read more

Key Strategies for Developing Oral Language

Key Strategies for Developing Oral Language

Being able to talk and express your thoughts clearly is vital in life. Yet, too many students are... read more

#TchLIVE: Meeting The Needs of Diverse Learners

#TchLIVE: Meeting The Needs of Diverse Learners

One of the things I love most about being a teacher is how intellectually stimulating my job is. ... read more

Bridging Content and Language: Strategies from a Dual Language Classroom

Bridging Content and Language: Strategies from a Dual Language Classroom

Whether this is your first, tenth, or maybe even your last year of teaching, you’re probably st... read more

Three Ways to Engage Visual Learners

Three Ways to Engage Visual Learners

I work with a variety of students, many of whom are English Language Learners or have specific ... read more

Meeting The Needs of Diverse Learners

Meeting The Needs of Diverse Learners

As a teacher, I'm always reflecting on my practice and working to learn and improve. This year,... read more

10 Tips For Meeting The Needs Of Diverse Learners

10 Tips For Meeting The Needs Of Diverse Learners

  This is part of Geneviève DeBose's Getting Better Together work. Geneviève and all the Teach... read more

3 Tips to Foster a Community of Growth Mindset Learners

3 Tips to Foster a Community of Growth Mindset Learners

As an educator, my hope is to develop joyful, self-directed, engaged learners. Learners who are c... read more

Designing Lessons for Unique Learners

Designing Lessons for Unique Learners

I love lesson planning. There is something magical about taking rigorous curriculum and making it... read more

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